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A Day Out In The Sunshine Coast Hinterland

If you're looking for something different during your stay at The Point Coolum, here's a day that will give you a rejuvenating and deep connection with nature, picturesque scenery and a lot of fun - a day out in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland!

In this post, will outline the most popular hinterland destinations that you can explore. 

Your body and soul will be infused with fresh energy as you walk through the picturesque laneways of Montville’s shopping village, or touring around the fashion galleries and boutiques, or even hiking through the lush green forests of Mapleton, Maleny, Mary Valley and the Conondale Ranges. 


Nurture yourself with various kinds of healing therapies, visit the eclectic variety of art galleries and studios or unwind in organic cafes located at the Blackall Range and Maleny.

After which, you can continue your journey to the open spaces of Kenilworth and Witta. Also, take a stop at the mysterious Glass House Mountains or the Mooloolah Valley’s recreation area at Ewen Maddock Dam.

Moreover, learn about the area’s early pioneers at the historic Landsborough Museum and the ancient natives of Mount Beerwah.

Take a tour around the Sunshine Coast’s first settlement at Woombye, located near Nambour’s Big Pineapple, which is currently a site for thriving farmers’ market.

Fill your appetite with delectable Asian cuisine at Yandina’s well-known Spirit House Restaurant. If you want to experience serenity and complete meditation, visit the Chenrezig Institute at Eudlo, a place tucked away in the midst of the Sunshine Coast’s rainforest.

Looking for an early morning walk? You can start your day with an invigorating stroll at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a remnant rainforest in Maleny. If you want more of a challenge, tackle the Great Walk’s 58 km trails along Mapleton Falls National Park, Kondalilla National Park, and Maleny.

Looking for some adventure for the kids? Have fun and observe the wildlife at the home of the Crocodile Hunter, Australia Zoo  or take a peek at the famous Ginger factory or why not visit the Maleny Dairies to learn about grass roots milk production.

Need more adrenaline? Go for a spin at the Big Kart-track at Landsborough or treat them to an action packed day at the Aussie World theme park


What about lunch? Check out these awesome restaurants in the hinterland.Then, in the afternoon, you can enjoy the art gallery trail or have a skin-tingling dip at these Hinterland crystal clear waterholes.

You can also try the fresh organic produce from the local farmers’ markets, pamper yourself at a hinterland day spa or just enjoy a relaxed drive around the countryside.

The best thing about a day in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is the freedom and variety. Plan your day, don't do too much and enjoy the time and space.


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